Presbyterian Church of the Good ShepherdCome and See!
810 West Florida Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
COME AND SEE!
We have resumed a two Sunday Service format: CAYA (Come As You Are) at 9:05 am in Fellowship Hall and a Traditional Service at 10:55 am in the Sanctuary with overflow in Fellowship Hall. We will continue to live stream on Facebook at 10:55 am and to broadcast on YouTube and website by 1:00 pm or sooner.
We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our area to ensure safe in-person worship. We will continue streaming worship online so feel free to stay home and participate in worship through that venue if you do not feel comfortable coming to church in person. Masks are optional at in person worship but encouraged at your comfort level. Stay home if you are feeling unwell. Remember to tune into Facebook Live at 10:55AM. and YouTube ~1:00PM. on Sundays at https://pcgoodshep.org/ if you do decide to stay home.
By working together, we can eradicate this insidious virus! The advice from the CDC is that you should get vaccinated unless your physician tells you that your pre-existing health concerns prevent you from getting a shot. God Bless You!
The Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd (USA) is a growing congregation. We gather together from across the Melbourne/Palm Bay area to witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ. While some are lifelong Presbyterians, some come from other Christian traditions and backgrounds, or no religious background at all. We welcome the seeker, the devout, and the skeptic alike as we gather to learn, serve, and grow as disciples. We are confident you will find a way to experience and share God’s love at Good Shepherd. Come and See! Join Us!
“Serving God and His church with our time, talents and treasure.”
Actions speak louder than words! As Good Shepherds we reflect God’s love through the missions we choose to support. Click here for more information.
Thank you for visiting our website. As pastor of Good Shepherd, it is my hope that you will enjoy it as you learn more about our community of faith. Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Together, we are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there is relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, compassionate care for those in need, and many opportunities to serve others. We strive to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can make a difference in our world today.
You are cordially invited to join us this coming Sunday as our church family gathers to draw near to God through Worship.
Yours in Christ,
Scripture for Sunday, May 28, 2023
New International Version
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost
2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
Peter Addresses the Crowd
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Family VBS 2023
It is that time when we start prepping for VBS 2023 – Food Truck Party!
Please click here to register! We are so excited to see you, learn, and have fun together!
VBS – The Food Truck Party!
Join us! Fellowship is an important part of our faith. Coming together to support one another is an experience that allows us to learn, gain strength, and show the world exactly what God is. You have an opportunity to participate in this journey by following Jesus through his teaching. It is VBS. As you can see from the announcement, this experience is designed for ages 5 through 105! There will be classes for all ages: kindergarten through retirement! Parents can bring their children and stay to enjoy the fellowship of all. Grandparents can bring their grandchildren; aunts and uncles can bring their nieces and nephews; neighbors can bring families next door, adults can come alone. There will be food, bible study, activities, music, wonderful Christian fellowship. It will be a safe, loving, and caring time for all to enjoy being part of the family of God. If you would like to participate in “The Food Truck Party,” click on the “Food Truck Party” poster and register on-line. This will allow us to better prepare for the numbers of folks who will be attending; we do not use your information for anything else. Let us gather together to learn, share, and gain strength to show the world exactly what a family of God is. Learn about God’s unconditional love for all. This is what fellowship is all about.
Join us June 25 through 30 from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM!
Reasons To Believe
Tuesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., “Session” conference room
Topic: At this meeting we will watch a presentation by astronomer Dr. Jeff Zweerink entitled “God Is Trustworthy and Reliable.” Many people see science and Christianity as being in conflict. Over the past two decades, Dr. Sweerink’s research has consistently revealed that God’s revelation in Scripture and in creation are both trustworthy and reliable. After and during the presentation, we will have some great discussion. Join us for some insightful conversation and learning.
The season of Easter lasts seven weeks spanning the 50 days from the Sunday of the Resurrection to Pentecost Sunday and encompassing the festival of the Ascension of the Lord. The season of Easter is intended to be a joyful time for celebrating the presence of the risen Christ in the church. The color is white.
Every child has a story. God is dealing with every kid, regardless of how many times they come to church. Treat every Sunday like it is the only Sunday that some kid has. Did they hear about Jesus? Did they feel loved? Did someone ask about them? Nurture these precious children! Whether they are wee little ones or teenagers, we have programs for them all!
Gregorian Chant Choral.
The music that was playing before the start of the worship service is a type of music called Gregorian Chant Choral. Some of you may have recognized it. Ed Denman will be starting and directing a Gregorian Chant group called MAGI (Modern Acoustic Gregorian Intonations)! We would love to have interested gentlemen join this small group opportunity (there are a few openings for ladies too!). It will be a time to learn something new and to experience great fellowship as well. The tentative start date is July 19 at the church at 7:00PM. Temporarily on hold, due to Covid. If you have any questions you may contact Ed through the church office. Your inquiry will be forwarded to him.
The Music Program
Good Shepherd held a Christmas Eve Service this year which was attended by congregants who observed all Covid protocols. It was a celebration that the church has every year. Everyone enjoyed the singing of carols, the ringing of the bells, the telling of the Christmas Story, and the camaraderie in the sanctuary.
Click for more information on Music Program.
At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd
Our mission is to help connect people to faith
A Shepherd leads, cares for, and loves his sheep. The sheep knows the voice of their shepherd, they follow him, and him alone. Even the lost lamb is found and carried in the loving arms of his caregiver. At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd we listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ; we follow the will of our creator God; we are empowered to be obedient sheep through the Holy Spirit. Jesus commanded us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love one another as he has loved us. That’s our challenge – lead, care for, love, and bring home God’s children. We invite you to join us as we journey and grow in our community of obedient and loving sheep under the care of the Good Shepherd.
Sheep know the voice of their shepherd. If you would like to learn more about the language of sheep, click here. We watched part of this video in a sermon. Watch it all here! COME AND SEE! BAA, BAA, BAA!
Sunday, May 28, 2023
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